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DIY Wheat Wreath Gone Wild

With these shorter days and crisp cool nights, comes a sense of excitement for all things related to Fall. Whether it’s putting out pumpkins, corn husks, bales of straw or hanging a simple wheat wreath on your front door,  all of these things are different ways of celebrating the changing seasons.

A DIY wheat wreath embellished with paint and glitter hanging on a lime green front door.

We’ll show you how to make your own simple and beautiful wheat wreath with a little bit of unexpected colour. And keep reading to find links to 13 more Fall wreath ideas by some of our favourite Canadian bloggers. Get ready to be inspired!

DIY Wheat Wreath with Pizzazz!

But for now, let’s talk about this DIY wheat wreath. And let me start off by saying, please don’t judge us. Our intentions were good, back when we took a little stroll (with kids in tow) to a nearby farmer’s wheat field. The sea of golden stalks swaying gently in the wind was so lovely and very calming. And maybe it’s a sign I’m getting older, but it’s not something I really took the time to notice or appreciate before, but I digress.

Children walking in a row through a field of golden wheat

So here it is, our guilty confession: we filled up a Lil Tikes wagon full of freshly cut wheat. The reason: for crafting of course. There it is. The truth. And yes it’s also true, we took scissors along with us so technically it was premeditated. But there was so much of it, I’m sure the farmer wouldn’t even notice. Hmmm, now I’m wondering does that mean the kids would be considered accomplices?

And now with Fall just upon us, what better time to make a wheat wreath for your front door? I’ve also used some wheat decor as part of my rustic chic Fall home tour, which goes to show it’s not just for outdoors.

A corner of a room decorated for fall with wheat and a large farmhouse chalkboard

Materials Needed to Make a DIY Wheat Wreath:

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Beautiful golden wheat grains against a dark gray tile surface

How to make a (Wild) DIY Wheat Wreath:

We cut the fresh wheat down to about 4” in length. At the time we collected the wheat, it was close to harvest time so the wheat was ready to use right away. But if you are collecting the wheat when it’s still green, you should consider letting it sit and dry out before crafting.

Woman holding shafts of wheat in her hand

We wanted to add a splash of colour to this wheat wreath so we chose some bright blue and green paint. We laid out a handful of wheat over top of a covered surface and began to coat the wheat with paint.  Than we put them aside to dry completely.

Painting shafts and grains of wheat green

Now for the fun part….the glitter. We poured the loose glitter in a medium sized bowl and after spraying the painted wheat with adhesive we dunked them in the glitter. And voila! Instant transformation. The farmer would never recognize his own wheat!

Once ready, we bundled together 4-6 stalks of wheat into small bunches and began securing them around the wreath using floral wire. Ensuring to overlap the stalk of each bundle with the next bundle, we worked our way around the circle until it was completely covered.

wheat wreath

wheat wreath

We love how it turned out! It reminds us of our wild and crazy, ahem, we mean responsible and angelic younger days, when it was cool to paint your hair blue.

wheat wreath

And now onto the blog hop!

A group of 14 bloggers are so excited to share a whole collection of wreaths and we hope you feel inspired to create something of your very own!

Simple wheat wreath with a twist plus 14 Lovely Wreaths For Fall

DIY Autumn Metallics Wreath From Lemon Thistle

Copper Wreath From Love Create Celebrate

Dried Hydrangea Wreath From Garden Therapy

Fall Hydrangea Pumpkin Wreath From Time with Thea

Cotton Bud Fall Wreath From PMQ For Two

Kitchen Wreath from Personally Andrea

Copper Pot Scrubber Wreath From Life Is A Party

Embroidery Hoop Rag Wreath From AKA Design

Wistful Wheat Wreath From Sustain My Craft Habit

Feathers & Foliage DIY Fall Wreath From New House New Home

DIY Foraged Fall Wreath From The DIY Mommy

Monogram Succulent Wreath From Fynes Designs

Rustic Fall Box Wreath From Echoes of Laughter

Nature Inspired Fall Wreath From Vin’yet Etc.

Now it’s your turn, be honest, what “crimes” have you committed for the love of crafting?

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Susan Bates

Wednesday 24th of October 2018

OMG this wreath looks soo cute thank you so much for sharing. Wonderful idea!

Jane and Sonja

Tuesday 30th of October 2018

Thank you, Susan! It was a lot of fun to make as well:)


Sunday 3rd of September 2017

I love this! And I love the little bit of rebellion it involved. What a beautiful picture with the kids in the wheat field!

Mary, Living a Sunshine Life

Saturday 10th of October 2015

I am in love with this wreath! Wheat is one of my favorite grass looks, and I love that you painted it! I need to find a good outlet to get some wheat because I have no idea where to find it around here. We're all about corn and soybeans for our farms. Thanks for linking up to the Sunshine Life Link Up and sharing such awesome crafts and projects.

Across the Boulevard

Thursday 1st of October 2015

I love this! The pop of blue are perfect. Thanks for partying with us at Snickerdoodle!


Tuesday 29th of September 2015

It really compliments the green door. I love the glitter accents. It's great to be co-hosting with you #HomeMattersParty

Jane and Sonja

Saturday 3rd of October 2015

Thanks, Sahana. We were really excited about how it all came together.

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